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June 2017

NDK, Tiderace, and Rebel Demo Day

June 3 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Halifax Island

Come to Peaks Island for our Demo Day of Nigel Dennis Kayaks, Tiderace Kayaks and Greenland-style composite Rebel Kayaks. We'll have our full demo fleet on the beach, ready for test paddling. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the various models and to experience the differences in fit and boat handling. Paddle to Peaks or take the ferry. Kayak Beach is about 200 feet North of the Casco Bay Lines ferry terminal on Peaks Island, which is…

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Accelerated Fundamentals

June 10 - June 11
kayaker learning sculling for support

If you are ready to immerse in instruction but don’t know where to begin, we recommend our Fundamentals. We will be building your understanding, practice and retention of solid, committed, repeatable and effective skills. These on-water instructional days will give you a solid base from which to expand. You may register for one or two days. Suitable for most paddlers without prior formal training. Accelerated Fundamentals - Day 1: BLADE, BODY, BOAT (The Three B’s) This full day course provides beginning…

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Rough Water Rescues and Incident Management with Kevin Beckwith

June 10 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Into the Rocks

Be ready for the unexpected! Sea states can change quickly. Revisit old techniques and learn new ones during this intensive one-day training. Learn to handle situations in dynamic ocean conditions when things are going less than perfect. This class takes your flat water rescues and brings them into rough water. Paddlers can get themselves into tricky predicaments. Boats and gear can become damaged. How do you respond quickly and effectively to these incidents?The first step towards learning how best to deal with…

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FastTrack 1: INTENSIVE

June 16 - June 18
kayakers maneuvering sideways by rocky cliffs

Designed for athletic beginner, novice, and intermediate paddlers, MIKCo’s FastTrack courses have been highly effective at quickly tuning aspirants into paddlers on the sea. The FastTracks will push you farther, faster. FastTrack 1: INTENSIVE covers the fundamental building blocks of most sea paddling skills and rescues, with an equal emphasis on developing your seamanship: your judgmental skills of navigating, expeditioning, and appropriate bumpy water practice experience. Course-specific teaching methods are geared toward the quicker-learning paddlers willing to work for their…

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